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ABC newswoman Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall at British ambassador's home

In this Monday, April 23, 2012 photo, veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters arrives to the Matrix Awards in New York. Walters has fallen at an inauguration party in Washington and has been hospitalized, according to an ABC News spokesman, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
January 20, 2013 - 1:29 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has been hospitalized after falling at an inauguration party at the residence of Britain's ambassador to the United States.

ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider says the 83-year-old Walters fell Saturday night on a step at the residence of Peter Westmacott. Walters had a cut on her forehead.

Schneider said Sunday that Walters went to a hospital "out of an abundance of caution" and for a full examination. He says Walters is alert "and telling everyone what to do," which is "a very positive sign."

It's unclear when Walters might be released.

Walters was TV news' first female superstar, making headlines in 1976 as a network anchor with an unprecedented $1 million annual salary.

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